Had an amazing day today even with the rain. Feel so luck to live were we live, have the friend we have, and all the opportunities. We spent the day at Turtle Bay with Nā Kama Kai, a Non profit the focuses on the next generation of watermen. They brought out all the toys from the double hull canoe to the subsquatch. Tom Pohaku Stone was also there teaching the kids how to shape surfboards using original Hawaiian techniques. We even had a few of the professional paddle boarders from the world tour come and teach the kids. A big Mahalo to every one for a fun day!
Headed down to Bonzai Pipeline for the second day of competition to get a few shots at the 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro. To find out more and see live action go to www.volcompipepro.com
Headed out today to V-land to test the new canon 40mm pancake lens in the water and a new pair of kicks fins. Loved them both, however the 40mm was a little trick to focus when there was water on the front port of my water housing. Kicks fins were amazing, very comfortable and gave me plenty of power when I needed to get out of those trick spots.
Creating Images with Water and Light, that is what we do here at Holladay Photo. The combination of good light and the energy that comes from water, especially the ocean helps create images with contrast and feeling. When subjects are place in or around water their inhibitions fade away giving me a change to capture a non contrived real photograph. Thats when I capture the real person.